Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ponto-cho (Kyoto)

Ponto-cho is a district in Japan where Geisha and Maiko still entertain clients. The street is home to traditional tea houses and Geisha houses. Ponto-cho is famous for the preservation of traditional forms of entertainment and architecture.

Ponto-cho is a long, narrow, cobbled alley running from Shijo-dori to Sanjo-dori, one block west of the Kamo River. It is the traditional location of the start of Kabuki theatre.



Maiko on their way to entertain


Ponto-cho Link

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